Hot Seat: Danielle Carter
Co-editor Jess Koster sat down with Danielle Carter to talk about life in and out of soccer. This is hot seat.
How old are you?
I am 21. I’m a senior.
Where are you from?
DeWitt, Mich. It’s by Lansing.
How many siblings do you have?
One younger sister who is a freshman in college at Central Michigan University.
What is your major?
What brought you to Calvin?
A large part of it was soccer and then obviously the Grand Rapids community and the great academics Calvin had to offer.
What first got you interested in soccer?
I started playing when I was four so I think it’s just been part of my life since I was young.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to hang out with friends — go to the movies or just hang out at home.
Tell us about a significant person in your life who you really look up to.
Definitely my mom. Both of my parents have come to basically all of my soccer games here at Calvin. They’ll make the drive every week and my mom’s always been there through everything — just that person who I can look up to.
What are some of your greatest soccer accomplishments before coming to Calvin?
My senior year in high school our team went to state semifinals for the first time ever as a program. That was kind of cool to be on that team and to be able to lead.
What advice do you have for younger players?
Definitely just to play with their whole heart and give it their all — to not take any games for granted and just be able to keep playing while they have the chance.
What are your plans for the future?
Hopefully soon, I’ll get accepted to PA (physician’s assistant) school, then I’ll have grad school for a couple of years and then start working.
What are your fondest memories of soccer at Calvin?
Here at Calvin, I think all the tournaments we go to at the beginning of the year. And then last year, the MIAA championship against Hope, scoring with one second left to get the bid into the NCAA tournament. And then this year, going to a tournament and beating two top ranked teams in overtime.
What is the best Calvin dorm?
I was in Kalsbeek so I would have to say that.
Commons or Knollcrest?
What is one thing you cannot survive without?
What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
If you could trade place with any person for week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
I would go with Carrie Underwood just because she is amazing — so talented in singing.
What is the last movie you went to see?
Was it good?
It was interesting — not my favorite. The plot was just so-so.
What is your favorite song?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play you?
Alex Morgan, why not?
What is the best pizza topping?
Dogs or cats?